110 Volt 2 X 500 Watt Halogen Lamps on Telescopic Stand RRP £116.59 only £30.12 + Free Delivery @ Amazon
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110 Volt 2 X 500 Watt Halogen Lamps on Telescopic Stand RRP £116.59 only £30.12 + Free Delivery @ Amazon

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Found 5th Oct 2009Made hot 5th Oct 2009
Bit unusual post but it's such an utter bargain it just had to be posted

This 500W halogen lamp features a weatherproof diecast aluminum body with adjustable mounting bracket it has been manufactured to IP44 specifications. The tripod base can be adjusted as can the overall height to get light into the perfect working position.
To protect the lens and bulb from damage the lamp is fitted with a metal grille, this also protects the users hands form the hot lens after prolonged use. The unit comes supplied with a long 1.8M cable and plug.

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Original Poster mod

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41-C3Lal5UL._SS400_.jpg

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if i had the cash id buy a couple of these..v.v. cheap!

good post andy good find

Isn't 110 volts US voltage? Not really sure though... need a lekky's (electrician's) opinion...

hang on found this "110 volt lighting is designed for building site use and is not suitable for home use unless a suitable supply is available" from thesitebox.

which you all probably knew anyway... just me being a bit ignant

You would need a 240-110volt site transformer to be able to use these. Or change the lamps for 240volt ones and chop off the 110volt plug and fut a normal one for home use.

£24.37 inc p&p or save £5 and collect.

for a 240v screwfix.com/pro…558
Hot for yours.

Voted in the middle (original price was extortionate!)
A better version? (and cheaper if collected) is here:

screwfix.com/pro…ght

Note: this actually appears to be illegal as it's fitted with black flex but a standard 110volt connector! All 110volt equipment should be fitted with yellow flex. However, it's the taller version so should be more useful.

Amazon frequently quote exceptionally colourful RRP to imply a wounderful discounted purchase opportunity.
The actual discount from the "usual" price is ]around £4.87
Still a good deal, but I would decide on a purchase based on requirement rather than Amazon's ridiculous suggestion of a mammoth bargainous reduction.

you can get similar for £5 per light (do a google product search). i use them for decorating and fixing my car in the night. These amazon ones are good if you need to use them outside a lot but for my uses the £5 ones are more than fine.

If it is 110 volts it sounds like it will need a stepdown converter - similar to what you need to operate a pneumatic drill etc. This will add probably £100 to the cost. So this is really only suitable for someone who has other site equipment and a stepdown already.

Screwfix will do something similar with tripod etc for sub £30 usually but again, make sure it is 240v.

Only looks like a good price when you check out the discount from what they claim is RRP. Amazon marketplace sellers are selling for less than Amazons price so its not such a great deal. And yes you will need a yellow 230-110V transformer so only worth buying if you already have one.

Cold as all the other links are better offers

sunpreet;6491289

much better price here: … much better price here: http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Lighting/Site+Lights/Tripod+Site+Light+Double+1000w+240v/d220/sd2480/p57748



the cheaper option from this site also allows you to use it straight from the mains!

anyone know if something like this would be any good for photography/ gurella movie filming?

neoshinobi;6492828

anyone know if something like this would be any good for photography/ … anyone know if something like this would be any good for photography/ gurella movie filming?



I guess you mean making pron movies?

Probably okay, but watch where you put your bits as things could get toasty! :thumbsup:

nah just meant for photoshoots and music vids etc

i just use night vision for my bongo vids

I agree with all comments about the ridiculous price; go for the Toolstation or Screwfix 230v models. And you can get a pack of 2 500W (or 300W) replacement lamp bulbs in B&Q for 50p (maybe less) - they were in the £1 bins but are usually reduced; quality is as good as any but don't touch the glass when fitting them.

neoshinobi;6492828

anyone know if something like this would be any good for photography/ … anyone know if something like this would be any good for photography/ gurella movie filming?



no dimmer control so may be too bright.
You would have to have some diffuser on them too as the light would be very harsh
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